Fisher School of Accounting

Fisher School’s programs remain among nation’s elite in PAR rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs moved up or held their ranking among public programs in Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) 36th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors.

Among publics, the Fisher School remained No. 7 in undergraduate programs while jumping to No. 8 in master’s programs and No. 12 in doctoral programs. When ranked against programs at schools with a similar faculty size (17-23 full-time accounting faculty), the undergraduate program ranked No. 3 and the master’s program ranked No. 4 – both holding their strong standing from last year’s rankings.

“I am very pleased that our peers recognize the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff,” said Dr. Gary McGill, Director of the Fisher School. “We strive for excellence in everything we do.”

The Fisher School continues to see success in rankings because of its quality students and faculty. In 2016, Fisher students distinguished themselves by scoring an overall passing rate of 84.6% for all parts of the CPA exam. This pass rate placed third in the nation among 284 large academic institutions (defined as having at least 60 candidates) participating in the CPA exam. It also placed the School seventh in the nation among all 858 academic institutions (defined as having at least 10 candidates) taking part in the CPA exam during 2016.

As a professional school in a major public research university, the Fisher School is committed to scholarly research, teaching, and service to advance knowledge and prepare future leaders for business, professional, and academic careers. The Fisher School serves business and accounting professionals and educators through innovative and high-quality teaching and research with a focus on providing the education necessary for successful careers in leadership positions. The Fisher School promotes the understanding and practice of accounting and business through its research, teaching, and service.